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The Best Decision I Made In 2016

My friends, Happy New Year!!

Did you have a lovely New year’s celebration? I had a quiet night in, working on this video about the best decision I made in 2016, now uploaded and ready to be seen! Also, I wanted to write more in depth in this blog post about donating my hair and reflect back on this decision to change.

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2016 was the year of global woes, and change. Too many of our idols, figureheads from the great David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Muhammad Ali, HM King RAMA IX of Thailand and Carrie Fisher has sadly passed.

Personally, for me, 2016 was a year of ventures, trials, and errors. After giving up the studio space, I donated my hair to the Little Princess Trust which I blogged about it back in June. I filmed the chop, but I was admittedly hesitant on showing the video.

I filmed the hair chop back then, but I was admittedly hesitant on showing the video. Because 1) Would anyone WANT to see it? 2) I was terrified and so I make weird faces -_- It’s a vulnerable thing to drastically change your look. Even more frightening when it’s uploaded online!15305928_354936041553693_6942633498033258496_n

I didn’t recognised myself, back then with the short bob; and finally now with the long locks. I know it’s corny but it did give me the push I needed. The confidence to show my face to the world.

The hairdresser mentioned whether I used my long hair as a security blanket. A method to hide – to be honest,  I didn’t really notice until now. I would subconsciously touch my back to see if my hair was there for three months. I supposed I did…

From working over three years in a gallery to going freelance and working for myself full time in 2015 – I had the long hairstyle over three years, intentionally growing it for my wedding day. Something clicked. This was a fun short video to create, looking back on what I achieved.

What did I achieve in 2016? In no particular order:

  • Setting up a home studio space
  • I set up my Youtube channel
  • Finally opened my Etsy Shop
  • Trying out and actually enjoying Instagram stories
  • Making new friends, online and in real life 😀
  • Live drawing at the Southbank centre and at exciting events
  • Developing my illustration style with Inktober
  • Creating my WORLD DANCE illustration series
  • Building a firm Business plan with 15K wordcount
  • So many more, I can’t think of right now….

That’s why it’s one of the best things I did in 2016. It taught me so much about myself and what I am capable of; showing who I finally am.

Of course, for the new year I intend to keep fit, be healthy, work with dream clients, take regular breaks, go on holiday, maintain a sleep routine, etc, etc, etc.

Importantly, I know and trust myself that everything will fall into place without the need to make a failed New Year’s resolution.

I know myself better than anyone, I know who I am. No new years’resolutions, just building on what I’ve learned and reapplying it.

Thanks always for reading and for watching. Hope you enjoy it.

I look forward to 2017. I wish you a very Happy New Year, may you have a prosperous one. ♥♥♥

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Stuck for ideas? Have yourself a London Graphic​ Creative Christmas

Hello, my friends and readers!
This year has been crazy, my brand new website and blog has not been completed. The reason why there has been a lack of posts.

junesees.comDelays in updating my website and my blog post so many apologies about this. I am a one woman show, thank you for your patience!

Christmas is coming far too quickly! I found out from my friends, that they find gift buying or gift wrapping Christmas presents a bit of a chore. With everything instantaneous, it’s hard to get that perfect and thoughtful gift for someone.

As a lover of art shops in general, London Graphic Centre invited me to their Christmas ‘Wrap’ battle (geddit??) to experience the joy of a creative arty Christmas.

I used my iPhone for the photos, so apologies for the quality!

We were presented with *secret* gifts to wrap, for the London Graphic Centre blog as a special giveaway.

Of course, we had a time limit. Felt like I was on The Apprentice for a bit. With lots of lovely gift wrap paper, colour and metallic markers, washi tapes, we were spoilt for choice and ideas. Normally at home, we have leftover wrapping paper from billion years ago saved up. This was an upgrade!

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Acceptable nudity on a gift wrap paper 🙈

With time running out, too many ideas – myself and Hubby went with the flow of creative panic and created this…. And surprisingly, we won the title of the ‘Best wrappers in London.” 😂  You can see us holding our ‘trophy.’

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Hubby and I won the London Graphic Centre Wrap Battle! With our unusual wrapping presents skills.

London Graphic Centre will be having its Christmas Fair on Saturday 10th December 2016, that will be tomorrow! If you’re around in Covent Garden, pop into the store. This is a haven of art, craft stationery supplies. Good idea for your Christmas presents and stocking fillers 🙂

There’s lots of in store workshops including notebook embossing by Leuchtturm, a gift wrap station and plenty of unique and fun gifts.

Leuchtturm notebook Embossing – Personalise your gifts with free embossing when you buy any A5 Leuchtturm notebook.

‘Build-your-own’ pop-up keyring workshop hosted by Freitag.

POSCA illustration wall – Interact and doodle on our glass wall with Posca pens.

Gift wrap station – Supported by MT Masking. Test out fresh gift wrapping concepts with a selection of tapes.

Calligraphy – Get great gift label ideas at our calligraphy demo.

Also London Graphic Centre will be giving away goody bags with every purchase over £25 on the day.

These super bags include a host of freebies such as a Pigma Micron fineliner, Mt Washi Tape, Graphik Line Marker, and much more. I couldn’t wait to test these products myself, even when I should be sleeping. Here are the results below:

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Trying out the fineliners pens from different brands

 

I hope this wets your appetite for a Creative Christmas! Personalise your gifts. Wrap your presents in washi tape, or doing an odd architectural wrapping like me and Hubby did…  Remember its the thought that counts 😉

Thank you to the London Graphic Centre for having us!

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Our team effort of gift wrapping – we are the ‘Best Wrappers in London’

 

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Gorgeous calligraphy skills by Alex Rayment

 

London Graphic Centre Christmas Fair

Tomorrow! Saturday 10th December, 10.30am – 6.30pm

16-18 Shelton St, London WC2H 9JL

Nearest Tube Station: Covent Garden or Leiceister Square (10 mins walk)